Chelsea Clinton to join NBC News

J. Arthur Bloom Deputy Editor
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Chelsea Clinton, known for keeping a low profile during her father’s presidency, is about to step into a far more public role as a full-time special correspondent for NBC News.

The New York Times reports that the former first daughter will produce features for the “Making a Difference” segment, which runs nightly on “NBC Nightly News.”

“I hope,” Clinton said in a statement, “telling stories through ‘Making a Difference’ — as in my academic work and nonprofit work — will help me to live my grandmother’s adage of, ‘Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.’”

In addition to her full-time gig at NBC, Clinton is continuing her non-profit work and is pursuing a doctorate at Oxford University.

“Chelsea Clinton has led a remarkable life. She possesses an uncommon understanding of humanity — on city streets, across this country and around the globe. We are so excited she’s joining us to tell the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things,” anchor and managing editor Brian Williams said in the statement.

Ms. Clinton is the second first daughter to be hired by the network — Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of George W. Bush, is a correspondent for the “Today” show.